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Nikon announces 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 fixed focal length lens


Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the new 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 for Nikon 1, advanced camera with interchangeable lenses. The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 is a normal, 18.5-mm (angle of view equivalent to 50 mm in 35-mm [135] format) fixed focal length (prime) lens with the fastest maximum aperture, f/1.8, in the 1 NIKKOR lineup. Its lightweight size makes it conveniently portable. Adoption of an aspherical lens element to the latest optical design results in extremely sharp rendering, as well as reproduction that expresses the beautiful blur characteristics and three-dimensional feel expected of a fixed focal length lens.


As the lens itself is so fast, it is not only capable of capturing sharp, blur-free images indoors under dim lighting without increasing ISO sensitivity, but it also supports incredibly fast shutter speeds up to 1/16,000 s, enabling capture of photos utilizing the lens’ beautiful blur characteristics even outdoors on bright, sunny days.

With a weight of approximately 70 g, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 is the lightest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, making it extremely easy to carry around. When used with the compact and lightweight Nikon 1 J1, J2 or V1, the incredible portability of the entire system makes it easy to take additional lenses wherever you go, increasing the possibilities and enjoyment of photography in any situation.

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